Sunday, 3 July 2016

Flowers and rain

Officially it is Summer, but in reality I have not seen a lot of sunshine lately here in The Netherlands. Just rain. And not a little drizzle, no, lots and lots of rain. It has been pouring and flooding the streets as the sewers cannot take that much water in such a short time.

But even when it is not pouring like that, there is still more rain than I like. Last week I decided not to let the rain stop me and when I had a couple of hours at school in between things, I went out for a walk and took photographs of the flowers I saw.

It was actually really lovely, because I was paying attention to my surroundings and trying to see the beauty in things, even if the weather was not cooperating.

The colours of the lilac flowers and the bright green of the leaves is beautiful.

It was good to be outside and admire not just the flowers, but also the waterdrops on the leaves. Look at those different shades of green and the little red of the stems.


I love the shades of green here as well, and although most of these purple flowers are almost out of bloom, they still make a nice picture.

This one is a little out of focus, but I was taking it with my phone, while I was holding an umbrella. I just loved the yellow brightness, it brought a little sunshine in the rain.

This is all just in the direct environment of my workplace, and I walk by it almost every morning. That shows that you only need to pay attention to where you walk, because you can miss out on a lot of nature's beauty if you are not careful.

4 comments:

  1. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing! When I walk to work (I often take the bike, but also walk regularly as it's only about 20 minutes on foot), I come through a residential area with lots of gardens. Always amazing to see the flowers and trees there. It gives me peace, and after work it helps to switch off.

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    1. I envy you for being able to go to your work on foot. I have to use the train or the bus, but I do enjoy the small walk from the trainstation to my school. The flowers indeed make you feel more at peace, a good thing before and after work!

      Kind regards,

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  2. I wish you could send a little of your rain our way. July in Utah ranges from hot to hotter...and we're pretty much a desert out here, so any rain is always welcome. Here's hoping the skies above you clear up soon. :)

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    1. It would be nice if we could trade things like sunshine and rain. When I think of Utah, I do think of a desert, so I imagine it is hot and dry. Well, The Netherlands is wet and windy. I hope it will clear up, but I fear we will not have a good Summer this year. So far it has been 'bleh'.

      Kind regards,

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